26/11/2023: Undeniably excellent. The food is stunning and made with so much love and attention to detail. Every bite was incredible. Congrats to the chefs. The service was fantastic - quite sales focused, but apart from that, friendly and informative! The only thing I felt was that, at €45 for the Beef Wellington, it would have been nice to have something on the side like vegetables etc. but, it was still spectacular. Definitely for a special occasion!
25/11/2023: This is a small restaurant with limited indoor seating. There is outdoor heated seating but I thought last night would have been a bit cool to have a 9 course meal. This is a Michelin recognised restaurant.
Fortunately we had a cozy table indoors as we made the booking a couple of days earlier. The service is very attentive. Wine prices are expensive for Portugal.
My wife and I had Ala Carte as we tired after a long travel day. However it appeared all other customers had the fixed menu and it looked amazing. The covert, the bread, seems expensive, but it is outstanding and serves two. I ordered the oysters which were the best oysters I've had in two years living in Portugal. I could have rated a double order. My wife had a carbonara with skate fish and seaweed, which was exceptional, a beautiful dish.
My wife had the fish of the day, monkfish, perfectly done. I had the beef wellington with wine reduction butter sauce, which were also perfectly done. The mains are huge, really sharing plates. My wife could not finish her dish. I had two fillets of beef, an obscene amount. My surprise is that the mushroom coating around my beef was too much, and it was very salty. I imagine the salt content was simply an error on the night, and I personally like salt.
The dessert was not good, we could not finish the one we shared. So I would go back for the oysters, I would try a fixed menu. I don't recommend the beef wellington or ala carte dessert and if you do ala carte then think of sharing the mains. I did enjoy the megrenho honey licor at the very end.
I do think that this chef will be very successful.